• Nicole Pietrantoni, Precipitous, 14 feet x 6 feet, Inkjet on Awagami Inbe Thick, folded and bound into...
    Nicole Pietrantoni, Precipitous, 14 feet x 6 feet, Inkjet on Awagami Inbe Thick, folded and bound into 5 accordion books, Text written by Devon Wootten, 2015.
    Photo courtesy of artist.
  • Samantha Parker Salazar “Perpetuate” 2017  Acrylic on hand-cut paper, digital print on vinyl, paint, PEX pipi...
    Samantha Parker Salazar “Perpetuate” 2017  Acrylic on hand-cut paper, digital print on vinyl, paint, PEX piping, wire, wood, monofilament
    Photographed at Brandt-Roberts Galleries, Columbus, OH.
Southwestern University’s Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Studio Art Department presents Off the Wall: Contemporary Prints.

 

Off the Wall: Contemporary Prints presents five artists with national and international reputations who expand the art of the print with experimental intersections of two-dimensional pictorial space and three-dimensional sculptural space.

 

Stacy Elko  (Texas USA) explores “internal states of transformation” through her metaphorically charged, Moroccan, henna-designed Fish Bomb Boats that hang like airships from the ceiling; Andrew Folan (Dublin, Ireland) stacks paper into sculptures through a laser sintering process to “blend virtual and actual, providing a reflective conscious space to observe thought processes and their material transformations”; Nicole Pietrantoni (Washington, USA) interrogates landscape images as cultural constructions through ethereal, photographically-derived prints that are poetic and nostalgic contemplations on the relationship of humans to nature;  Samantha Parker Salazar (Illinois, USA)  transforms space with light and shadow through her colorful,  hand-cut paper shapes and lines that hang as installations from the ceiling and move elegantly through space; and Sang-Mi Yoo (Texas, USA) constructs images of row houses that explore the relationship of her experiences living in Korean government residences and standardized American homes to call into question how domestic experiences affect perceptions of Korean and American identities.

 

Meet the artists Sang-Mi Yoo and Stacy Elko as well as the curators Victoria Star Varner and Seth Daulton at the opening reception on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The exhibition will remain open through March 8, 2018. The Sarofim Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center on the Southwestern University campus, 1001 E. University Avenue, Georgetown, Texas. The gallery hours are 12 - 5 p.m., closed Mondays & holidays. All Sarofim Fine Arts Gallery events are free and open to the public.

 

This exhibition is in collaboration with PrintAustin 2018, which works with organizations and individuals throughout the Austin visual arts community to showcase fine art prints during their annual events. The Sarofim School of Fine Arts regularly participates in PrintAustin to bring high caliber art exhibits to the Southwestern University and central Texas communities.

 

The opening reception will occur on February 10, 2018 from 5:00-7:00pm. The Sarofim Fine Arts Gallery hours are 12 - 5 p.m., closed Mondays & holidays. The exhibition will remain open until March 8, 2018. The public is invited to attend the art exhibition and reception on Southwestern University’s campus at the Sarofim School of Fine Arts, East Rutersville Drive, Georgetown, Texas.